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A Very British Murder: The Story of a National Obsession

Worsley, Lucy

ISBN 10: 1849906343 / ISBN 13: 9781849906340
Published by BBC Books, 2013
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Title: A Very British Murder: The Story of a ...

Publisher: BBC Books

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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From Jack the Ripper to the cosy crimes of the Golden Age, renowned historian Lucy Worsley explores the evolution of the typical British murder.
     A Very British Murder is Lucy Worsley's enthralling exploration of a curious national obsession. Our fascination with 'a good murder' -- from the Ratcliffe Highway Murders at the turn of the nineteenth century to Edith Thompson and Freddie Bywaters, hanged in 1922 for the murder of Edith's husband -- became a form of national entertainment, inspiring novels, plays and films, puppet shows and paintings, poetry and true-crime journalism. This riveting investigation shows how during the birth of modern Britain murder entered our national psyche -- and has been a part of us ever since.

About the Author:

DR. LUCY WORSLEY is a historian and Chief Curator of the Historic Royal Palaces, where she looks after the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace among others. She has presented numerous television series, including Harlots, Housewives and Heroines for BBC4 and If Walls Could Talk for BBC1, for which she also wrote an accompanying book. Lucy has also written numerous other books, including Cavalier: A Tale of Chivalry, Passion and Great Houses.

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